Top 10 Local Covers Of Famous Songs

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A good cover song must reach a perfect balance between innovation and preserving the original's appeal. There have been some really great covers from Houston's music scene, and we wanted to pay tribute to them.

10: Kerry Beyer, "Mad World": Local filmmaking genius Kerry Beyer has been making a big name for himself as a musician. His version of "Mad World" manages to meld the energy of the Tears for Fears original, the pathos of Gary Jules' famous rendition, and his own powerful interpretation.

The video isn't bad either, though if we ever do a sequel to the Top 10 laziest music videos ever done it is going right to No. 1.


9. Skeleton Dick, "There is a Light That Never Goes Out": Personally, we always thought that the lyrics to "There Is a Light" sounded more like a punk song than a Smiths song anyway. It's nice to have one of Houston's best punk bands prove us right.


8. Provision, "Vanishing Point": We're much more into seeing Provision live, because we think Breye 7x's passion and energy come through much more on the stage than in recordings. We'd kill for a live DVD. Still, you can't go wrong with a New Order track.


7. Silenced Within, "Falling Away From Me": Sue us, we're secret Korn fans. They know how to write a good, creepy melody, all right? Sorry for the less than stellar quality of the video, but we hope getting to watch Sloan strut around will more than make up for it.


6. Dead Horse, "Rock Lobster": Heading old school for the moment. Is any band in Houston really better than Dead Horse was?



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12 comments
Loismanyose
Loismanyose

Mason & Shellee     I just love this song....We miss you Mason           Lois Manyose

Mark C Austin
Mark C Austin

Great post. Listening to these now. To add a couple: Buxton doin Petty's "Won't Back Down", Robert Ellis doing Springsteen's "I'm On Fire". Folk Family Revival also does Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" well. I wish more locals would do covers. It's a great crowd provok-er in the middle of a set. Thanks Jef.

Cowboy Samurai
Cowboy Samurai

Probably no one else remembers this but the Pain Teens did an incredible version of Story of Isaac by Mr. Cohen. 

Jacob Majors
Jacob Majors

The Energy doing Tom Petty's "Running Down a Dream".

Shea Serrano
Shea Serrano

I watched Fat Tony pull the legs off Sisqo's "Thong Song" one time. 

Championshipvinyl73
Championshipvinyl73

I'll go ahead and date myself and say the The Hunger's version of "feel like making love" was, well, interesting to say the least. Granted it was from a time when (Jef excluded of course) most of you guys were still pissing in pampers, but hey, local is local bro!!

Dick
Dick

The Sideshow Tramps doing Humpty Dance Owns

Vance K.
Vance K.

No, no band in Houston is better than Dead Horse was. Their "Rock Lobster" is my ringtone.

Randomskafan
Randomskafan

No love for the suspects cover of Seek & Destroy?

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